The Most Beautiful Goodbye

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The Most Beautiful Goodbye
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Promotional poster
Hangul세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별
Developed byStudio Dragon
Written byNoh Hee-kyung
Directed byHong Jong-chan
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)Kim Kyu-tae
Production company(s)GT:st (formerly GT Entertainment)
Original networktvN
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseDecember 9 (2017-12-09) –
December 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)
Related showsThe Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World (MBC, 1996)
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The Most Beautiful Goodbye[1] (Korean세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별; RRSesangeseo Gajang Areumdawoon Yibyeol; lit. The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Won Mi-kyung, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Young-ok and Choi Min-ho. It is a remake of the drama of the same name by Noh Hee-kyung that aired in 1996 on MBC. The series airs on tvN every Saturdays and Sundays at 21:00 (KST) for 4 episodes.


A self-sacrificing mother who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis and prepares to say goodbye to her family. Her illness brings her family together for the first time, to support her at the very end of her life.


a wife and mother diagnosed with late-stage terminal cancer who has devoted her entire adult life to her ungrateful family.
In-hee's daughter.
In-hee's husband.
In-hee's mother-in-law who has Alzheimer.
In-hee's rebellious son.
Jung-soo love interest.[5]


  • The series was originally scheduled to air on MBC in commemoration of the original series, but due to a strike of the former's employees, it was transferred to tvN.[6]
  • It is directed by Hong Jong-chan, who also directed Noh's Dear My Friends.

Original soundtrack[edit]

1."Angel"Gummy (거미)3:45


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[7] TNmS[8]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 December 9, 2017 3.248% 4.047% 3.2%
2 December 10, 2017 3.888% 4.101% 3.7%
3 December 16, 2017 3.346% 3.713% 3.7%
4 December 17, 2017 6.176% 6.214% 6.0%
Average 4.164% 4.519% 4.2%
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).


  1. ^ The Most Beautiful Goodbye 네 엄마라서 행복해 171209 EP.1. YouTube (in Korean). tvN Drama. November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b ‘세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별’ 최지우-최민호 출연 확정 (공식). SE Daily (in Korean). October 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Actress Choi Ji-woo cast in remake series written by star writer". Kpop Herald. October 19, 2017.
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  6. ^ "[공식입장] tvN 측 "김영옥·원미경, 노희경 '세상에서~' 출연확정"". Osen (in Korean). October 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "TNMS 홈페이지에 오신 것을 환영합니다". TNmS (in Korean). Retrieved December 10, 2017.

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